Canon Digital Rebel XT Review

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This powerful Canon Digital Rebel XT SLR camera from Canon is available in black, black and silver outer case that looks trendy and stylish. It is amazingly fast to turn on for a SLR and is relatively quite in operation. The camera is extremely compact and can easily pass off as a snapshot camera for unfamiliar photographers. For an SLR, it is smaller making it sometimes difficult to hold for people with large hands. The optical viewfinder does most of the focusing and pointing job and the LCD display screen works mostly for menu display. It has a reduced shutter lag and higher pop up flash compared to its predecessors and interchangeable lenses. The noise level is extremely low even at high ISO settings giving excellent picture output and the short battery life calls for a change in a full day of shooting. The smaller battery also means that it is lighter in weight and can be carried out easily. The XT has a built in light meter display that allow for variable light adjustment settings according to different light conditions. The camera also shuts itself off automatically after some time, if not in use and contributes to precious battery life. The XT is compatible with any printer enabled with the pictBridge technology and has high camera to computer data transfer rates. The kit lens is an average quality and can be replaced with a more powerful lens. The auto focus doesn’t really work that well with close up shots where it takes a considerable time to focus.

The digital rebel is well suited for digital intermediate photographers who like it small yet have many manual settings to experiment with. It is also affordable compared to most of the DSLRs.

Product Description

Want high digital-camera performance in an SLR format? For convenience, ease of use and no-compromise SLR performance, look no further than the EOS Digital Rebel XT. Featuring Canon’s Digital Trinity 8.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s own DIGIC II Image Processor and compatibility with over 50 EF Lenses-the new Digital Rebel XT has an all new lightweight and compact body, improved performance across the board and the easiest operation in its class, simplifying complex tasks and ensuring a perfect shot every time. With intuitive simplicity, powerful performance and unprecedented affordability, the Rebel XT is for everyone. File Size – JPEG – (1) Large/Fine – Approx. 3.3 MB (3456 x 2304), (2) Large/Normal – Approx. 1.7 MB (3456 x 2304), (3) Medium/Fine – Approx. 2.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (4) Medium/Normal Approx. 1.0 MB (2496 x 1664), (5) Small/Fine – Approx. 1.2 MB (1728 x 1152), (6) Small/Normal – Approx. 0.6 MB (1728 x 1152); RAW – Approx. 8.3 MB (3456 x 2304) USB 2.0 HighSpeed Interface (maximum speeds vary) Exposure Control Systems – Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-of Field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, and Manual Focusing Modes – One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF selected according to shooting mode), Manual Focusing (MF) Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in electronic-flash in the pentaprism (shoe available for adding optional Canon Speedlite Electronic-Flash) 10-Second Self-timer PictBridge and Canon DirectPrint compatible 1.8 LCD Viewscreen – Any of the following 15 languages can be selected – English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Japanese Dimensions

Technical Details

8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints

Includes Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens

DIGIC II Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing; captures images at a rate of up to 3 frames per second

Fast start-up time–.2 seconds

Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included, with charger)